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ID: 700002232Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Head of Christ (painting (visual work); Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, about 1489 - 1534) ; about 1525 - 1530; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 94.PB.74)
Note: Ecce Homo - 'Here is the man' refers to the New Testament account of the presentation of the scourged Christ to the people of Jerusalem. After his arrest, Roman soldiers lead Christ to Pilate who then instructed them to take him to the prison. There the soldiers stripped him of his clothes, dressed him in a purple cloak, placed a crown of thorns on his head and mocked him as the King of the Jews. Pilate, after finding no lawful reason to kill Christ, presented him to the people of Jerusalem dressed in the cloak and crown saying, "Ecce homo." The Jews, seeing Christ dressed as he was, cried to Pilate, "Crucify him!" (John 19:6). Correggio's rendering of the Ecce Homo shows Christ bleeding, wearing his crown of thorns, with the suggestion of a cloak around his shoulder. Though the subject of the Ecce Homo became popular in the early fifteenth century and was already well established by the date of this painting (ca. 1530), Correggio's rendering is haunting as it engages the viewer through the sorrowful eyes and captures the sense of divine martyrdom in the luminosity of the Christ figure.
Titles:
Head of Christ (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Volto di Cristo (C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: about 1525 - 1530

Creator Display:
Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, about 1489 - 1534) [preferred,JPGM]
Correggio (Italian painter, ca. 1489-1534) [500006208]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 94.PB.74
Display Materials: Oil on panel
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
panels (wood) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)

Dimensions: Unframed: 28.6 x 23.5 cm (11 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.); Framed [outer dim]: 40.3 x 34.3 x 4.4 cm (15 7/8 x 13 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Cultures:
Italian (preferred)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
Ecce Homo: Christ presented to the people
..... Iconography Candidate
Christ crowned with thorns
..... Iconography Candidate
Saint Veronica's Veil
..... Iconography Candidate
Jesus Christ [1000087]
.....((Christian Saints, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
portraits [300015637]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by subject type>) (AAT)
religion (belief system) [300073708]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <religions and religious concepts>) (AAT)

Provenance: Private Collection Leonor Goyon de Matignon, - 1680 Henri Goyon de Matignon, - possibly 1682 Jacques de Goyon, - 1725 Jacques-François-Leonor de Goyon, duc de Valentinois, 1725 - 1751 Prince Honoré-Camille-Léonor Grimaldi of Monaco, 1751 - 1795 Marie-Jérôme-Joseph-Honoré Grimaldi Monaco, 1795 - about 1803 and Camille de la Vincelle, 1795 - about 1803 and Honoré-Anne-Charles-Maurice Grimaldi Monaco, 1795 - about 1803 Charles Jacques Chapelain de Séréville, about 1803 - 1812 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, 1812 - 1813 Estate of Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, 1813 - 1814 Nicolas Lerouge, 1814 - Prince Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord de Bénévent, - 1831 George Augustus Frederick Cowper, sixth earl Cowper, - 1856 Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, seventh earl Cowper, 1856 - 1905 Katrine Cecilia Compton Cowper, countess Cowper, 1905 - 1913 Lady Ethel Anne Priscilla Fane Grenfell Desborough, 1913 - 1952 Henry Rainald Gage, sixth viscount Gage George John St. Clere Gage, seventh viscount Gage, - 1994
Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: "Corregio" Leonor de Matignon évesque de [Lisieux?] [Commandeur?] des ordres du Roy 1663.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Head of Christ........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Volto di Cristo........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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